The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has launched the second edition of the University Civic Challenge with an attractive package for the winner.
This year’s competition will see top-flight universities across the country compete for the coveted prize from the group stages up to the final.
Explaining the rationale for the competition, NCCE boss, Josephine Nkrumah said the Commission sees tertiary students as an important constituent of the society who must be consistently engaged on matters of national development.
“So through several strategies, we have always sought to involve [tertiary] students in our activities [from] 2001 to understand our national values so that we can foster national unity,” she said Tuesday at the launch of the 2nd University Civic Challenge.
The University Civic Challenge is in its second year with the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) as the reigning champion.
But this year’s competition has been expanded to accommodate 20 tertiary schools who will compete for the top prize.
Describing the 2019 University Civic Education as “another exciting journey”, Ms Nkrumah said the Commission will continue to priorities students because of their place in history.
“The youth are the prestige of posterity…and I am confident that participants [of the University Civic Challenge] will be properly equipped to lead changes in [their communities],” she added.
The NCCE Chairperson used the opportunity to appreciate the efforts of her two deputies, Samuel Akuamoah and Kathy Addy.
The 2019 University Civic Challenge is co-sponsored by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and the National Communications Authority (NCA).